Think things through before eloping.
Eloping might sound like something really appealing to you and you have every reason to feel that way. There is something romantic about the thought of only having a handful of people close to you know about it, or none at all; and being spirited away somewhere remote and exotic. Before you do this though, you first need to make sure that you get all of the legalities taken care of as much as possible. Drop by your local courthouse to see what permits you need to process and apply for before you head off to where you would like to elope to. It is important that you establish right from the start that your marriage will be legitimate and considered as something valid by your local area or all of your efforts will be in vain. Sure, you will be able to opt out of major wedding services such as the need for an Essex wedding photographer, for example, but you still need to make sure that the documents are all well taken care of one way or the other.
Send your thank you notes early at all times.
They wouldn’t hold that much merit anymore and your guests will not really get to feel your gratitude that much if you send it out long after the honeymoon is over. You might as well get that out of the way as much as possible and opt for something so much more convenient and something so much more practical such as the aspect of writing them out in advance and delegating the task to someone that you trust or even to your professional wedding planner the moment that the wedding is over. This way, they get the thank you notes with the memories of your wedding day or night still fresh in their minds and they will be happy to receive those letters. Make sure that you send out similar letters to wedding vendors like the Essex wedding photographer that you have worked with without whom the wedding day would not have been possible.
Say hello to all your guests.
Make sure that you go around the wedding reception venue to personally thank them, shake their hands, kiss and hug them or whatever level of intimacy you are comfortable with just to show them how much you appreciate the fact that they have taken time out of their busy lives to be there with you and your partner and to bear witness to the wedding. They have sacrificed a certain aspect in their lives one way or the other and this isn’t something that you should just be brushing off to the side no matter what happens.
Treat your single friends well.
Weddings can be a tough time for your single friends and you need to make sure that you are being extra considerate to them about it. Group them with like-minded people and make sure that they enjoy the company that they are in.